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The Christmas Revels: “Celestial Fools”

December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - December 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Magic is just around the corner in a rustic village in Europe! As the Winter days grow short, three wandering performers from far-off lands weave music, dance and stories from their cultures into an enchanting and dramatic tale of the Winter Solstice. But when the sun finally sets on the longest night — and darkness seems to stretch on without end — these “Celestial Fools” lead us on a journey into the heavens to reclaim the light and restore its warmth to the world.
Our cast of over 100, ages 9-90, invites you to join tradition bearers Karim Nagi (Arabic drumming & dance), Shizumi Shigeto Manale (Japanese dance & theater) & Mark Novak (Jewish song) for this timeless fable. Sing along and dance through the aisles to eclectic instrumentals by Seth Kibel (Klezmer & World-music clarinet/flute), Vladimir Fridman (guitar) & Bob Abbott (string bass), with the glorious tones of the Washington Revels Brass. And as we prepare to call back the Sun, let’s light a candle, deck the hall, and revel in this exuberant blend of seasonal celebrations from around the world and across the centuries. Welcome Yule!
The production runs on weekends from December 7-15 (see below for specific times and dates):
Saturday, December 7, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, December 8, 2:00pm
Friday, December 13, 7:30pm (Family Friday)
Saturday, December 14, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, December 15, 1:00pm & 5:00pm


December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
December 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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